Local businesses produce more income, jobs, and tax receipts for local communities than the chain stores do.
Local businesses are more likely to utilize local ads, banks and other services in the community.
Local businesses donate more money to nonprofits and are more accountable to their local neighborhoods.
Supporting local businesses preserves the economic diversity of our communities and the unique character of our neighborhoods.
Supporting local businesses is good for the environment, because it cuts down on fuel consumption. Buying locally produced goods reduces the need to ship goods from thousands of miles away and also cuts down on the distances shoppers travel.